UK Place Names

Choose a UK place name on the left, and you will see the range of BSL sign variants (also frequencies and regional distributions) for that place name produced in the “What’s your sign?” task from the BSL Corpus. In this task, 249 Deaf BSL signers (30 each in Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester & Newcastle, 32 in Bristol & 37 in London) were asked their signs for 102 various concepts, including some numbers, colours, countries, UK place names, and range of other concepts which were known to show a wide range of regional variation in BSL.